Cinnamon & Sugar Cake | Inspired by Charm

Hello there, friends. I can’t tell you how happy I am that March is here! These past few days the birds have been singing, the snow’s been melting, and the sun’s been shining. In fact, when I was running some errands today, I opened the sunroof in my car. Granted it was only 36 degrees, but that’s kind of like a heat wave in these parts. And, we get to move our clocks ahead this weekend. I can’t wait!

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake | Inspired by Charm

I’m a little late with my post today, but I wanted to stop in and share a recipe for this delicious Cinnamon and Sugar Cake I just made. My friend had it a few weeks ago at a local cafe and asked if I could get the recipe and make it. With a few more friends coming into town this weekend, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to whip it up. I did have my mom get the recipe (Her friend is a cook at the cafe.), but after some research, I found out it was a Taste of Home recipe. So, thank you Taste of Home.

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake | Inspired by Charm

This cake is insanely easy to make, and I can’t begin to describe how delicious it is. The actual cake is so moist it’s incredible. And the simplicity of the cinnamon and sugar is magical. It’s Cinnamon Toast Crunch in cake form, but 100 times better. Something like that. Honestly, If you’re ever in a pinch for a quick dessert. give this a try.

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake | Inspired by Charm

To dress it up, I used some washi tape and wood skewers to make a few little flags. I off-centered them on the cake. Simple, but still super cute.

Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to point out a few new things on IBC. If you look up in the top left corner of the blog, you’ll notice that you can now sign up to receive IBC posts in your email. You’ll be notified any time there is a new post. However, if you don’t like daily emails. there is also the option to sign up for the weekly newsletter (I really want to come up with a fun name for the newsletter. I’m open to suggestions). This newsletter will recap the week and have bonus material, giveaways, and other goodies. I’ll work up a post to explain it a little more next week, but I wanted to give you a heads up.

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake | Inspired by Charm

I’m also playing around with a new system that allows you to print recipes here on IBC. This will be the test post. Hopefully, it will work well because the last system I had was terrible. I’ll eventually go back through and adjust previous recipes so that they print in this way as well. Thanks so much for your patience with this.

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake | Inspired by Charm

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Cinnamon & Sugar Cake | Inspired by Charm

Okay, on to the recipe!

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake

Adapted from Taste of Home

Here's what you'll need:
Cake:
1 package white cake mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon-sugar

Let's get baking:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the cake. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase to medium speed for 2 minutes. Transfer the batter into two greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Remove from pans and place on wire racks to cool completely.

In a large bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy - about five minutes. Add the powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth. Then, assemble the cake by spreading the frosting between the layers, over the top, and on the sides. Sprinkle the top and sides with the cinnamon-sugar.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this recipe and adorable cake!

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake | Inspired by Charm

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

Comments

  • Jeannie at

    This looks absolutely delicious, Michael. I think this is going on my list to bake this weekend.

  • Elle at

    The cake looks gorgeous against your new dining room color! (I’m a big fan of blues with tans and creams and white.) Enjoy the cake, the company, and your home!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I was thinking the SAME thing! It was so fun to photograph something in this new space.

      xo Michael

  • Maralyn Woods at

    David, I LOVE that you used a cake mix for this. The main reason is because the nutritional info is on the box – so I know exactly how much sodium I’m getting without having to use a calculator. This looks and sounds so yummy I’m going to do it this weekend. My grandson and his gf will love it.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I think you meant Michael. πŸ˜‰

      You’re welcome. I’ glad it helped.

      xo Michael

  • Julia D. at

    Yummmy! Your cake sounds delicious, and looks wonderful too! Just love the little flags. Great idea!
    Have fun showing off your beautiful house and good cooking skills.

  • Rose at

    This looks so yummy! I’m going to put some fruit on top when I make it.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. It’s my friends favorite too.

      xo Michael

  • Janet at

    Hi Michael,
    I was so looking forward to you saying you thought you nailed down a print option for recipes, but alas all that shows on my print preview is the ad at the bottom of your page. Hope the feedback is helpful.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Janet –

      Thanks for the feedback. I use Safari for my web browser and it seems to work fine. However, when I tested it via Google Chrome. It doesn’t work correctly.

      I’ll see what I can do with my web designer. THANK YOU for the feedback! I’ll get this working one way or another.

      xo Michael

  • Helen at

    Love your blog. Look at it every day.

    I use Safari, with my Mac.
    Only thing that printed was TOP OLDER

    Helen

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks for letting me know Helen! I’ll get this fixed. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Lisa at

    Sounds delicious! LOVE the flag idea with the tape! Would be so cute on cupcakes for my kids! πŸ™‚

  • Denise at

    Your cake looks absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try it! Also, I see you are a Fiesta person – yay!!

  • Karen Mercurio at

    I use Internet Explorer and the print worked for me. I am going right now to make this cake. Love cinnamon & sugar. Will let you know.

  • Monica at

    Just printed the recipe…Wish I could make it now, but I’ve got to do laundry, dishes and paint a hutch. Hope I have time later. It looks YUMMY!

  • Karen Mercurio at

    Back again, Just finished the cake and it was wonderful!!! I used a French vanilla cake mix. I would suggest that you whisk the cinnamon into the cake mix first, then add the other ingredients so it won’t clump. Love the frosting! At first I thought the frosting would be to much cinnamon, but just the opposite, it just makes the taste buttery and cinnamony ( is that a word? ha ha). Thank you Michael, for another great recipe!!!!!

  • Gabby @ mouseVOLATILE at

    I plan on making it this weekend. Sounds absolutely delicious, and I love the washi skewers. I was able to print it out on Safari. πŸ™‚

  • Laura at

    I would love to make this as a 13×9 cake for my son’s birthday. Any recipe or baking time adjustments you can recommend?

  • Cannie at

    I made this cake for our Weekly Neighborhood dinner and it was fabulous! Such a moist and yummy cake. Thanks Michael for making a novice baker look so good. I will definitely be making this cake again

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m so thrilled you loved the recipe! It’s definitely a favorite of mine. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Susan Mary at

    My friend made this a couple weeks ago and OMG it was fabulous!!! She sent me the link for your recipe but I would like to make cupcakes for Easter Sunday for myself and fellow employees that have to work. Do you know the backing time?? Thank you~
    HAPPY EASTER!!

  • Susan Mary at

    oops “baking” time for cupcakes πŸ™‚

  • Charity at

    Made this for Easter…ridiculously good! Did it in a 9 x 13 and it was done in 35 minutes. I do recommend mixing the cinnamon in with the cake mix before adding any liquids. I did not had some clumps of cinnamon. Still so freaking tasty!

    Especially the frosting though I added a bit more milk to get the consistency I prefer. Cannot wait to have a leftover slice at lunch today. Next time, I am going to add some chopped, toasted walnuts sprinkled on top of the frosting. Thanks Michael!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m so glad it worked it worked out for you. Good idea with the cinnamon! I didn’t have any issues, but that’s a good preventative measure. Haha.

      xo Michael

  • Lara at

    what if we want to make the cake from scratch? (so without buying the white cake mix)
    Could you tell us what white cake mix recipe to use?

  • Jenny Uhrich at

    Hi Michael,
    Found this recipe from Pinterest and made it yesterday for my daughter’s 5th birthday. I am not the best baker (although I do have a food blog, think dinner πŸ™‚ !) and birthday cakes usually end in tears for me. Just ask my husband. But this one turned out amazing! So incredibly moist and such an easy recipe. My family absolutely loved it. My go to birthday cake recipe now. Thank you for sharing!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yay Jenny!! I’m SO happy to hear that. You have to love an easy (and totally delicious) recipe, right. Thrilled it turned out for you!

      xo Michael

  • Pammy Sue at

    I made this cake today! It came out perfectly. Thank you for a great recipe. It’s definitely a keeper. Gave you a little linky on my blog too. β™₯

  • Meg @ Beard and Bonnet at

    This is the prettiest cake!! Those flavors – it’s sort of like a snickerdoodle cookie in cake form. Pinning!!!

  • Gude from The Paperdashery at

    We LOVE your washi tape cake flags (the cake looks pretty damn delicious too)!
    We shared this fabulous post as part of our ’10 fabulous washi tape ideas’ on The Paperdashery blog.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Shannon at

    I made this cake this weekend and it was absolutely delicious!! It was a huge hit and the icing is perfect πŸ™‚

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